Updates on Garden Programs

Because of the COVID-19 health crisis, we have had to cancel, modify, or postpone some programs, classes, and exhibitions at the Garden. This list will be updated as we get new information. Please check back if you have any questions about a particular event. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.


  • Evenings (all four nights)
  • Tuesday Morning Music
  • Garden Chef Series
  • Art Festival
  • Kite Festival
  • Bright Encounters Tram Tours
  • Show of Summer
  • Bromeliad Society of Greater Chicago Show & Sale
  • Sogetsu School of Illinois Ikebana Sogetsu Exhibition
  • Flower Shows
  • Malott Japanese Garden Summer Festival
  • Heirloom Fest
  • Farm Dinners
  • American Craft Exposition
  • Spooky Pooch Parade
  • Fine Art of Fiber


These programs will most likely operate with a modified schedule or reduced capacity because of social distancing guidelines. We will post opening dates and modifications as soon as we are able.

  • Camp CBG
  • Model Railroad Garden: Landmarks of America
  • Grand Tram Tours
  • Butterflies & Blooms
  • Herb Garden Weekend
  • Harvest Weekend


  • Picturing the Prairie exhibition and supplemental programming: new dates, May 1 - Sept. 12, 2021
  • Gardens that Heal Healthcare Garden Design Certificate Seminar: new date: May 2021
  • Healthcare Garden Design Certificate Program: new dates,  May 2021
  • Nature in View Garden Photographic Society exhibition: new dates,  July 10 - Sept. 12, 2021